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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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The Board of Trustees is responsible for advancing the purposes of the University; promoting and protecting its independence, academic freedom, and integrity; and enhancing and preserving its assets for the benefit of future generations of students and society at large. In addition, because the University of Pittsburgh is a state-related institution, the Trustees ensure that Pitt meets its obligations both to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to society generally.

General administrative, academic, and management authority is delegated to the chancellor. However, the Board retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs.

There are three or more regular meetings of the Board each year, including an annual meeting, and special meetings also may be called. Much of the work of the Board of Trustees is carried out in committees, and many of these committees include faculty, staff, and students as non-voting representatives.

(Text adapted from the Faculty Handbook.)

Board of Trustees, 2013-2014

Stephen R. Tritch, Chairperson
Eva Tansky Blum, Vice Chairperson
Morgan K. O'Brien, Vice Chairperson
Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Member Ex-Officio (voting)

Term Trustees

2010-2014

Robert M. Hernandez
John A. Swanson
Sam S. Zacharias

2011-2015

Charles E. Bunch
Robert G. Lovett
Martha Hartle Munsch
Stephen R. Tritch

2012-2016

Eva Tansky Blum
Catherine D. DeAngelis
Brian Generalovich
Marlee S. Myers
Robert P. Randall

2013-2017

Suzanne W. Broadhurst
Ira J. Gumberg
Dawne S. Hickton
Thomas E. Richards

Special Trustees

2010-2014

Mary Ellen Callahan
Terrence P. Laughlin
William E. Strickland
Thomas J. Usher

2011-2015

G. Nicholas Beckwith III
Craig A. Hartburg
Thomas M. Kurtz
John H. Pelusi Jr.

2012-2016

David C. Chavern
Brenton L. Saunders
Charles M. Steiner
Tracey T. Travis

2013-2017

Deborah J. Gillotti
Roberta A. Luxbacher
Larry J. Merlo

Alumni Trustees

2010-2014

F. James McCarl III
Keith E. Schaefer

2011-2015

Michael A. Bryson

2012-2016

Jack D. Smith

2013-2017

Douglas M. Browning
Bryant J Salter

Commonwealth Trustees

G: Governor appointment
H: House appointment
S: Senate appointment

2009-2013

Sy Holzer (G)
William K. Lieberman (S)
Thomas L. VanKirk (H)

2010-2014

John A. Maher III (H)
Morgan K. O'Brien (G)
John J. Verbanac (S)

2011-2015

John A. Barbour (G)
Herbert S. Shear (H)
Peter C. Varischetti (S)

2012-2016

Jay Costa Jr. (S)
Thomas O. Johnson II (H)

Members Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Dumaresq, Acting Secretary of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Rich Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Allegheny County
William Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh

Emeritus Trustees

Ruggero J. Aldisert
J. David Barnes
Steven C. Beering
Thomas G. Bigley
Frank V. Cahouet
John G. Conomikes
George A. Davidson Jr.
Herbert P. Douglas Jr.
Helen S. Faison
D. Michael Fisher
E. Jeanne Gleason
J. Roger Glunt
Henry L. Hillman
Earl F. Hord
A. Alice Kindling
Paul E. Lego
George L. Miles Jr.
Frank E. Mosier
Alfred L. Moyé
Thomas H. O'Brien
Anthony J. F. O’Reilly
Robert A. Paul
James C. Roddey
Farrell Rubenstein
Richard P. Simmons
Burton M. Tansky
Dick Thornburgh
Edward P. Zemprelli

Source: Office of the Secretary